The Holiday Director Nancy Meyers Sets the Record Straight About Rumored Sequel

Nancy Meyers, who wrote and directed the 2006 film The Holiday, reacts to rumors that Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and more were returning for a sequel. Keep reading to find out what she said.

By Amy Lamare Dec 06, 2022 7:11 PMTags
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Cue the Santa Ana winds, Nancy Meyers has spoken about The Holiday sequel.

After reports circulated that Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and the rest of cast from the beloved 2006 Christmas movie were reuniting to film a sequel, its writer/director is officially setting the record straight.

Sharing a screenshot of a Daily Mail article about the rumored sequel, Nancy wrote in her Dec. 6 Instagram post, "So many DM's about this - sorry but it's not true."

Prior to Meyers confirming a sequel to The Holiday is not in the works, rumors were circulating that the film would pick up 16 years after the first film, revealing the fate of the respective relationships Cameron and Kate's characters developed with Jude Law and Jack Black.  

The It's Complicated director's update comes months after Cameron revealed she was returning to acting after an eight-year hiatus. The Charlie's Angels star is set to star in the upcoming Netflix movie Back in Action. Earlier this fall, she reflected on her decision to return to the front of the camera again, explaining that it was like riding a bike.

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"It's a little bit of muscle memory, you know what I mean?" she told Jimmy Fallon during a Sept. 16 appearance on The Tonight Show. "I did that for so long, it's kind of like the process, I kind of just fell back into it. But it feels a little bit different."

And as she noted, for her first project back from her break—during which she and husband Benji Madden welcomed daughter Raddix by surrogate in 2019—happened to be with Jamie Foxx, who she worked with on her last film.

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"The last movie I made was Annie with Jamie, and so the first movie back is this film with Jamie," she said. "He's so great, he's so easy, he's so professional, he's so talented, and just being able to work with him. It will be so much fun."

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